Looking for a list of Vegetables That Start with T? Here is the most comprehensive list on the web. Whether you are playing a word game or just want more variety in your veggies, don’t miss this list.

two bunches of turnips on a table.

Vegetables That Start with T

Look for these different types of vegetables at your local grocery store. Some of these are harder to find, and some are more common. But all of these have various health benefits and are a good source of fiber.

I hope you enjoy this list of vegetables and find a new one to try!

1. Tabasco Pepper

Tabasco peppers are small, spicy peppers that are native to Mexico and are now grown in many other parts of the world.

Tabasco peppers have a fiery hot taste and can range in color from green to red. They are popular in Mexican cuisine.

2. Tahitian Spinach

Tahitian spinach is native to Tahiti and other Pacific islands and grows best in warm, humid climates and tropical areas.

The leaves of Tahitian spinach are large and heart-shaped, with a mild flavor that is similar to spinach.

3. Tamarillo

The Tamarillo is native to South America and is a small, egg-shaped fruit. It is typically red or yellow in color and has smooth skin. The flesh of the tamarillo is juicy, with a slightly sweet flavor.

While the edible portion of the Tamarillo plant is a fruit, I’ve included the plant on this list of vegetable names.

Several tamarillo on a white background.
Tamarillo fruit.

4. Tamarind Leaves

Tamarind leaves are the leaves of the tamarind tree, which is native to Africa.

The leaves are used as a spice in many African cuisines, and they have a sour, slightly sweet taste.

5. Taro

Taro is a tropical plant that is grown in many parts of the world, including Hawaii, Africa, and Asia.

Taro root looks like a large potato and the flesh of the taro plant is white or light purple, and it has a starchy taste kind of like sweet potatoes (but not as sweet).

6. Tarwi

Tarwi is an Andean legume that has been cultivated in the highlands of Peru.

Tarwi seeds can be cooked in a variety of ways, and they have a nutty flavor that is similar to that of other legumes.

7. Tatsoi

Tatsoi is a leafy vegetable with dark green and spoon-shaped leaves that is grown in China, Japan, and Korea, and has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor.

I like to use it in stir-fries similar to bok choy or I’ll even put it into a green smoothie. This leafy veggie is a good source of vitamins and is very healthy (it’s also a cruciferous vegetable).

a bunch of tatsoi bound by a rubber band.

8. Tepary Bean

The tepary bean is a type of legume that is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

The tepary beans are small and brown, with a nutty flavor, and can be used in soups, stews, or as a side dish.

9. Thai Basil

As the name suggests, Thai basil is a type of basil that originates from Thailand.

Thai basil has a strong aniseed flavor, and a pungent aroma and the leaves are very thin and pointy.

10. Thai Chili Pepper

Thai chili pepper is a variety of chili pepper that is native to Thailand.

It is typically small and brightly colored, has a thin pointy shape ranging from green to red or yellow, and has a characteristic hot, spicy flavor.

11. Thai Eggplant

Thai eggplant, also known as Japanese eggplant or aubergine, is a variety of eggplant that is native to Southeast Asia.

It has a milder, sweeter taste than the more common Western eggplant and is typically smaller and narrower than other eggplant varieties.

a sliced open Thai eggplant leaning against a whole Thai eggplant.
Thai eggplant.

12. Three-cornered Leek

The Three-cornered Leek is native to Europe and Asia, with leaves that are long and narrow.

The bulbs are small and triangular, with a strong onion flavor.

13. Tigernut

Tigernut is a small, tubular root vegetable that is native to Africa and Asia. The plant produces small, brown nuts that are enclosed in a hard shell and have a sweet, nutty flavor.

Tiger nuts are popular in the paleo world because they are grain-free but very nutritious and a good source of prebiotic fiber.

Tigernut flour is actually a great alternative to regular flour. See my article on the best substitutes for tiger nut flour.

14. Tindora

Tindora, also known as Ivy Gourd, is a small cucumber-like vegetable that is most commonly found in India.

It is typically grown on a vine and has a dark green, slightly bitter taste.

15. Tomaccio Tomato

Tomaccio tomatoes are a hybrid variety of tomatoes that were developed in Israel.

They are oblong in shape, have a deep red color, and have a sweet, mild flavor with just a hint of acidity.

16. Tomatillo

Tomatillos are small and round, green fruits that grow inside a papery husk and are native to Mexico and Central America.

Tomatillos have a tart, lemony flavor that is both refreshing and slightly spicy. They have several culinary uses.

several tamatillo on a white background.

17. Tomato

The tomato is a vegetable that is typically red, although there are also yellow, green, and purple varieties.

It is grown in warm climates around the world and tomatoes have a mildly sweet taste and a slightly acidic flavor.

There are so many different varieties of tomato. They are a good source of vitamin C and are also technically a fruit (but I’ve included them on this vegetable list as they are often considered as a vegetable when cooking).

18. Topinambur

The topinambur is a type of root vegetable that is native to central North America.

It has brown skin with white flesh and a taste that is similar to a cross between a potato and an artichoke.

19. Tree Onion

The tree onion is native to Egypt and North Africa but is now grown in many other parts of the world.

Tree onions have a strong, pungent flavor that is similar to that of a regular onion, but is more intense.

20. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper

The Trinidad moruga scorpion pepper is a chili pepper that is grown in the country of Trinidad and Tobago.

The pepper is small, red, and pointed in shape with a very fiery taste!

a Trinidad moruga scorpion pepper.
Trinidad scorpion pepper.

21. Turban Squash

Turban squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, is a type of winter squash that is native to East Asia and has a round or oblong shape, with a deep green or yellow-orange color.

The flesh is orange or yellow, and the flavor is sweet and nutty.

22. Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is made from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a deep orange-yellow color.

The flavor of turmeric is earthy, bitter, and slightly spicy. I love to use turmeric root in my Turmeric Shot recipe; see my related article on the best substitutes for turmeric.

23. Turnip

The turnip is a root vegetable that is usually white or yellow in color.

It is grown in temperate climates and has a slightly sweet, peppery flavor.

24. Turnip Greens

Turnip greens are a type of leafy green vegetable and are typically grown in temperate climates.

The greens are the leaves of the turnip plant, and they have a mildly bitter taste.

25. Tuscan Kale

Tuscan kale is a variety of kale that originates from Tuscany in central Italy and is characterized by its long, narrow leaves with deeply lobed margins.

The flavor of Tuscan kale is more delicate and sweeter than other types of kale, making it a popular choice for use in salads and as a cooked green.

Lacinato kale is on my list of veggies that start with L!

a bunch of Tuscan kale.
Tuscan kale.


There are many vegetables that start with the letter T, such as Thai basil, tomatoes, and turnips. These vegetables come from all over the world and have a variety of different tastes. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or spicy, there’s sure to be a vegetable on this list that will suit your taste.

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